County Advances $7.3M Project to Repair Pumping Station Damaged by Hurricane Ida
WHITE PLAINS—Westchester County Executive George Latimer announced on Jan. 4 that the county will move forward with a $7.3-million upgrade to the Weaver Street Pumping Station in Larchmont. The pumping station was damaged by the remnants of Hurricane Ida that hit the region in August 2021.
Mr. Latimer said, “Leaving things better than we found them has been a hallmark of my administration. We aim to leave the important facilities that keep this county running in a stronger, more resilient position for generations of Westchester residents to come.”
The Weaver Street Pumping Station was damaged during the remnants of Hurricane Ida and in response the County’s Department of Environmental Facilities included significant flood mitigation measures in the design of these upgrades to prevent future damage, such as raising the ground floor slab and all electrical equipment above the anticipated future flood elevation, county officials stated.
DEF Commissioner Vincent Kopicki said, “DEF works hard each day to provide services to Westchester residents that they rely on. These upgrades will ensure we can better do the job we are tasked with completing.”
The project will also include the work typically performed in a pumping station rehabilitation project, including the replacement or repair of all mechanical, plumbing, fire protection, HVAC, odor control, electrical, instrumentation, structural, and architectural systems. This includes bar screens, pumps, piping and valves, gas and fire detection equipment, odor control equipment, conduit and wire, lighting, electrical distribution equipment, the emergency generator system, control panels, floors, walls, windows and roofs.
This project could be put out to bid in the second quarter of 2023, the Latimer administration said.